T. Lee Horne: Bikers Vote Too!

Louisiana’s Libertarian gubernatorial candidate T. Lee Horne III has a new ad out. It’s short and to the point, like any good campaign ad (via):

Some of you are gonna be like: “WTF? What’s his message?” As I initially was. That’s the simplicity… he’s showing a biker without a helmet will vote for him (that message is there) and teasing with his campaign website url. Many people don’t realize it, but bikers may be the Libertarian secret weapon in a lot of campaigns, since we’re often the only party that want to let them decide whether to wear a helmet or not.

I hope Horne can follow-up this ad with future ones with different groups supporting him. It could be a strategy that pays off in buzz for him as it’s one of those things where it allows the viewer to read a lot into it and isn’t preachy.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. The message is blatantly obvious to the folks here in Louisiana. Our previous Governort, Mike Foster (R), repealed the helmet law in the state. On eof our current Governor’s, Kathleen Blanco (D), first acts in office was to reinstate the law. So it’s been something of a constant back and forth when it comes to helmet law here. I believe the majority of Louisianans are in favor of repealing the law, but I haven’t seen any polls on the matter.

    From what I have heard Lee has also been hot and heavy traveling around the state since early last year, hitting the fairs and such (which we have a LOT of around here and they tend to be well attended.) So he’s had his feet on the ground well before anyone in either of the other parties. I have to admit to seeing an occasional bit of buzz going for him and I really hope it keeps building.

    I still have a few issues with his website and an issue or two he’s taken stances on, but that sure won’t stop me from voting for or supporting him.

  2. LOL. I’m glad it’s obvious for you. It would have taken me a bit of time to figure out the libertarian connection there.

    But, he obviously knows his audience!

    Good stuff.